That’s the way the cracker crumbles

The association with Muammar Gaddafiis inane and beneath consideration and comment.

Editor, The News:

Re: Need a cracker or just want one? (Along the Fraser, Dec. 2).

On Jack Emberly’s “Ridunkulist” is Muammar Gaddafi’s quote: “All my people with me. They love me all,” in reference to the democratically elected council members.

The association is inane and beneath consideration and comment. He reveals his disdain for the 25 per cent who actually voted, the majority of whom voted for the council elected. If it’s not love yet, it’s certainly the honeymoon period.

The other 75 per cent seem to not care. Referring to voters who want shopping, jobs and services where they live and pay property taxes as “shadowy ones,” is insulting.

These residents are subsidizing the constant development of the so-called downtown core.

He mentions the “community’s core values,” I suspect he intends his idea of core values.

He has a prominent platform in the local paper to present his narrow focus, arguable opinions. Others must use perfectly, legitimate means.

As to Polly the parrot, if her answer is she needs a cracker, it follows she wants one as well.

That’s the way the cracker crumbles.

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge


Democracy in action

Editor, The News:

With the latest municipal election over, I have seen letters to the editor applauding the new council, and that with Linda King retiring and Craig Speirs losing his position, council will now be more open to shopping opportunities and urban sprawl in Maple Ridge without opposition.

Yes, the 25 per cent of Maple Ridge residents who give a damn about where they live and how our council will affect their lifestyles have spoken.

Democracy in action.

I wish the new council all the best, but would like to take the opportunity to thank Ms. King and Mr. Speirs for all their years of selfless dedication to  Maple Ridge. I feel that, in a way, we have now lost our voice of conscience on council.

Doug Stanger

Maple Ridge

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